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The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Programme to Support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT)”.
Two Team Leaders are sought, who will co-lead the evaluation and supervise 2-3 country missions each. Their mandate will derive from and must fully comply with the overall Terms of Reference for the Evaluation. The evaluation Team Leaders should have an appropriate balance of evaluation experience and expertise in two or more of the following areas:
a) Tenure rights
b) Legal, policy and institutional tenure frameworks;
c) Governance of tenure;
d) Administration of tenure;
For more information, please refer to the call for expression of interest available at this link: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3504.pdf.
Please note that the application deadline is 31 August 2016.
Click here to read the inaugural issue of the Caribbean Evaluators International Newsletter.
In this Issue:
CEI & Caribbean Urban Forum
CEI, IOCE & EvalAgenda 2020
Evaluation Topic: Outputs v. Outcomes
L’évaluation face aux nouveaux défis de développement
13-16 Déc. 2016
Le Réseau Francophone de l’Évaluation (RFE), créé en février 2013, sous l’égide de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), constitue un cadre institutionnel adéquat dédié à la promotion de l’évaluation dans l’espace francophone, en particulier dans les pays du Sud. Il rassemble dès à présent 21 sociétés nationales et réseaux nationaux d’évaluation. Le RFE mène actuellement de nombreuses initiatives de développement des capacités en évaluation, de plaidoyer auprès des décideurs publics, de mise en réseau des commanditaires et des évaluateurs au niveau francophone, de soutien à ses associations membres dans leurs activités de promotion de l’évaluation (consulter son portail : http://www.portail-rfe.org).
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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private not-for profit, non-denominational international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF programmes in the region encompasses education, health, Early Childhood Development, Rural Development and Civil Society Strengthening.
AKF is seeking a consulting firm to conduct an endline study to measure the ultimate and intermediate outcomes of the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) project.
Submissions should be made via email by 5:00 PM, September 2, 2016 to: email@example.com with the subject title: Endline Study for SESEA Project. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Click here to read the full RFP.
On 9th August 2016, Hon. Buddhika Pathirana submitted a motion proposing to the Parliament of Sri Lanka to have a National Evaluation Policy and evaluation system for the country. It was a historical day for our parliament and the great debate held was very interesting. His speech was excellent (the video will be available soon, but in Sinhalese). Then other MPs join the debate by supporting the motion. It was surprised to see how some MPs fluently talked about SDGs and evaluation. One MP had been in the occasion where SDGs were endorsed at UN. The minister responsible for M&E and SDGs made the final speech and mentioned that the government will take all necessary actions to strengthen evaluation including the National Evaluation Policy and implementation of SDGs. Our appreciation for Hon. Buddhika Pathirana for the historical move in the parliament. This was initiated by the EvalGender+ initiative in Sri Lanka and Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation. Many thanks to Hon. Kabir Hashim, Chair of GPFE leading this and project team of the EvalGender+ initiative team. Hope this will be an encouragement for many other countries also to promote NEP through the parliament and parliamentarians.
The Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) is pleased to announce that its inaugural international evaluation conference is now open for registration. Themed "SDGs: Making a Difference Through Evaluation", the Conference will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 21-25 November, 2016. Conference details and online registration are available at: www.asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016
Special discounts for Early Bird, Group, and Student registrations are available. Early bird registration's deadline is: 20 September, 2016. Conference registration closes on: 4 November, 2016.
Please visit the dedicated Conference website at: www.asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016 for more information and for online registrations. We look forward to welcoming you to Hanoi in November, 2016.
On August 4, 2016 a webinar was held by IOCE/EvalPartners providing an update on past P2P projects, updates on network initiatives and the dissemination of the Global Evaluation Agenda. As well, the new EvalPartners platform was rolled out as being a focal point of information for VOPEs. A Call for the next round of P2P2016 grant schemes was announced along with the mobility grant scheme. A recording and copies of the PowerPoint presentations are now available.
Alexey's Presentation (.pptx)
Risto's Presentation (.ppt)
EvalGender update (.pptx)
EvalYouth update (.pptx)
EVALSDGs update (.pptx)
EvalIndigenous update (.pptx)
GPFE update (.ppt)
Global Evaluation Agenda (.pptx)
2016-08-04 - EvalPartners Info Session (.wmv)
Thanks to a generous support from the Government of Finland, EvalPartners invites Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) to apply for Peer to Peer grants for implementation of partnership projects jointly developed by at least two VOPEs. The idea is to encourage two or more VOPEs to form mutually beneficial partnerships with each other to promoted shared advice and learning.
The deadline for proposal submission is September 15, 2016 midnight GMT-12.
The summary table with project proposal scores indicating winning proposals will be published no later than October 11, 2016. VOPEs shall plan to complete their projects by 30 July 2017.
Please see the attached Call and application form for more information.
The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder to carry out the End of Project Evaluation to assess whether Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RST ESA) is achieving impact through its programme titled “Expanded Accelerated AIDS Response towards HLM Targets and Elimination Commitments in ESA Region 2013 – 2017’.
This evaluation will be carried out by a qualified evaluation team with advanced knowledge and experience in evaluation (proven track record of evaluations), development cooperation, public health and HIV/AIDS programmes. The evaluation team will be assembled by the bidding firm.
The evaluation will focus on effectiveness and impact of the programme. The evaluation will investigate specific areas under the four programme outcomes highlighted below. The fifth objective focuses on management and accountability which is cross-cutting across the four programme outcomes. The evaluator will work in collaboration with UNAIDS RST ESA to formulate the specific evaluation questions under each evaluation objective.
1. HIV is maintained on the political, development and health agendas and key global, regional and national HIV commitments are implemented.
2. Countries' planning, programming and decision making is based on high quality strategic information.
3. People who are left behind, (focusing on adolescents and young people, women, girls, sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, migrants) have equitable access to comprehensive HIV services.
4. Countries have sustainable resources for their HIV responses.
5. Management and accountability.
The evaluation will cover the implementation and results of the programme during the period June 2013 to December 2016.
For details on the activities and expected outcomes please refer to the attached RFP and to the UNAIDS eTendering website to register your interest to bid.
Deadline: 19-Sep-2016 17:00
The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)”.
OED is looking to hire an evaluation team of 2 to 3 international and regional experts, with an appropriate balance of relevant technical expertise and experience in evaluation. Please find more information in the attached Call for Expression and at the following links: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/ and http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3485.pdf
Deadline for Applications: 5 August 2016
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UNDP, as part of its ongoing support to national evalution capacity development, is developing an Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective of the Diagnostic Guidance is to facilitate a national evaluation framework for the SDGs and inform country led evaluation processes and systems which are central to the follow-up and review of the SDGs. The Diagnostic Guidance will be a conceptual and methodological framework to enable governments, and other development actors to develop a systematic approach to determining key areas, pathways, and parameters for evlauating SDG and its targets. The Diagnostic Guidance will provide detailed action points to be considered in developing a country's evaluation framework for SDGs.
IEO seeks proposals from providers qualified and able to develop the Diagnostic Guidance within the period of August - November 2016. For more information, please refer to the attached documents:
- RFP Document and Annex 1 - Description of Requirements
- Annex 2 - Form for Submitting Service Provider's Proposal
- Annex 3 & 4 - General Terms of and Conditions for Services and Evaluation Criteria
Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday, August 2, 2016 either via regular mail to:
Ms. Ximena Rios, United Nations Development Programme, Independent Evaluation Office, 220 E 42nd Street, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10017 USA
or via email to:
Click here for more information and links to the RFP documents.
UNICEF is pleased to announce that the recruitment campaign for UNICEF’s 9th NETI Cohort has launched. Applications will be accepted online until the deadline of 11:59pm (EST) on August 14, 2016.
UNICEF’s New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent. The aim is to recruit candidates at the entry to mid-career levels who will grow and develop in the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.
The NETI Programme is currently recruiting suitable candidates at the P-3 level (minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience) in the following areas: Child Protection, Nutrition, Communication for Development, Social Policy and Monitoring, Evaluation & Research.
For full programme details and information on how to apply, please visit the NETI website at www.unicef.org/neti.
2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
Realist Evaluation & Synthesis:
Advancing Principles, Strengthening Practice
Pre-Conference: Sunday, October 2nd 2016
Post-Conference: Thursday, October 6th, 2016
University of Liverpool,
London Campus - 33 Finsbury Square, London
MON. OCTOBER 3rd to WED. OCTOBER 5th, 2016
BARBICAN CONFERENCE CENTRE, SILK ST. LONDON
Join us for the 2nd International CARES Conference on Realist Methodology.
Realist Methodology is used in intervention science to study questions of ‘what works, for whom under what circumstances, and how.’
This event will be an invaluable opportunity for knowledge sharing, debate and training in the burgeoning areas of realist evaluation and synthesis.
The conference will provide:
An energizing forum for networking amongst realist evaluators, researchers, and practitioners;
Advanced training on realist methodology and concepts in the philosophy of Realism;
Plenary talks, oral and poster presentation and informal space for participant-led dialogue and topic exploration.
For more information, please visit www.liv.ac.uk/cares
2016 Workshops from August 18th through August 23rd
The Claremont Evaluation Center and EvalPartners, with financial support from The Rockefeller Foundation, are proud to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to financially support evaluators working in, or originally from, a country located in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, or East and Central Europe (non EU countries), and the Middle East to attend the on-line 2016 Professional Development Workshop Series on Evaluation and Applied Research Methods to be held on 18 - 23 August 2016.
Available to attendees from across the world via Online Classroom, the 2016 series includes 23 one-day workshops for you to choose from, each one taught by leading experts in the field.
A number of exciting topics will be taught this year, including (but not limited to): Basics of Evaluation (Donaldson & Christie), A New Introduction to Evaluation (Scriven), Principles Based Evaluation (Patton), Designing Social Enterprises (Gargani & Donaldson) Real World Evaluation (Chen), Appreciative Inquiry (Catsambas), Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Bledsoe), Empowerment Evaluation (Fetterman), Evaluation Capacity Building (Fierro), Data Visualization (Azzam), Educational Evaluation, (Berry & Eddy), Every Picture Tells a Story (Chapel), Quasi-experimental Methods (Crano), Grant Proposal Writing (Omoto) Theory-driven Evaluation (Donaldson) and much more!
If you working in, or are originally from a country located in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, or East and Central Europe (non EU countries), we invite you to send your scholarship application to Richard.Dowlat2@cgu.edu. The last day for submitting applications is 8/12/16.
For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.cgu.edu/workshops
UN Women Independent Evaluation Office is seeking to recruit four evaluation consultants to support the conduct of the forthcoming Corporate Evaluation of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation. The team roles are defined as: Lead Evaluator; Senior Evaluator; Senior/Intermediate Evaluator; and Junior Evaluator.
The evaluation will assess UN Women’s contribution over the last six years under Impact Area 1 of the UN Women Strategic Plans 2011 – 2013 and 2014 - 2017. The evaluation will be conducted from August 2016 to July 2017 and will be presented to UN Women’s Executive Board in September 2017.
How to apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online here by submitting in one single attachment :
* A cover note indicating which position they are interested to be considered for – Candidates are free to express their interest for more than one position within the team;
* An updated P11, which contains links to relevant sample evaluation reports and explicit indication of roles played in evaluation processes;
* Fee expectations.
Deadline for application: Applications should be complete and submitted through the online system by June 27, 2016.
Click here for more information.
UNICEF Zambia is looking for qualified institutions/consultants to submit technical and financial proposals to conduct an evaluation of the UN joint programme for protecting migrant children from trafficking and exploitation.
Interested candidates must submit their proposals by 9th June 2016 12:00 hrs. , Zambian time to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com . See the Request For Proposals (RFP) document for details.
UNICEF Indonesia is seeking a consultant with relevant experience on Monitoring and Evaluation systems strengthening at the national level. The consultant is to support the Indonesian Ministry on National Development (BAPPENAS)
Duty Station: Jakarta at BAPPENAS Office
Duration: June until 31 December 2016
Interest candidates may apply online here
Click here to view the Terms of Reference.
Closing date: 10th June 2016
EvalPartners and IOCE are pleased to launch today the Mobility Grant Schemes for evaluators, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Finland and its commitment to evaluation field building.
The Mobility Grant Schemes are primarily intended to reward excellence and to see more evaluators from the Global South featured on the main program of evaluation conferences in the Global North.
Although this first announcement targets specifically the Asian Evaluation Week and the annual conferences of the European and American evaluation associations, it will continue until the end of 2017 on rolling basis. The process is quite simple: get accepted on the main program of a major evaluation conference, prove the added value of your contribution and let IOCE and EvalPartners take care of the rest if you cannot afford the participation cost.
For more information about the call and the selection criteria, please refer to the attached documentation.
le RFE organise la 2ème édition du Forum International Francophone de l'Evaluation (FIFE), du 13 au 16 décembre 2016 à Marrakech, en partenariat avec l'Association Marocaine de l'Evaluation (AME) et l'Observatoire National du Développement Humain (ONDH).
La première journée de cet évènement (13 décembre 2016) sera dédiée à des ateliers de formation consacrés à l'évaluation. Le RFE invite par la présente la communauté francophone de l’évaluation à participer aux ateliers programmés lors de cette journée.
Les professionnels de l’évaluation, les partenaires et les autres facilitateurs potentiels qui supervisent ou qui sont engagés à faire avancer la théorie, la recherche ou la pratique de l’évaluation dans l’espace francophone sont invités à proposer un atelier visant à transmettre des connaissances et un savoir-faire dans le domaine de l’évaluation.
Vous trouverez dans le formulaire ci-joint (version pdf et word) les informations relatives :
- aux lignes directrices et critères relatifs aux propositions d'ateliers;
- les modalités de soumission de proposition;
- les conditions de participation des formateurs.
Les propositions devront être adressées au plus tard pour le 10 juin 2016 à Pernelle Smits (Pernelle.Smits@fsa.ulaval.ca) ET à Miché Ouédraogo(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nous vous adressons également une version synthétique du pré-programme de ce 2ème Forum International
RFE_Appel a Proposition_FORMATION FIFE_2016.pdf
La deadline de soumission est fixée au 7 juin 2016.
Call for Expression of Interest
Final Independent Evaluation
Local Economic Development Projects
Location: Sri Lanka
Application deadline: 25 May 2016
Type of contract: External Collaboration Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in English
Expected duration: Approximately 30 work days (Evaluation mission in Sri Lanka is expected to be in the second half of June 2016)
Click here for more information.
Please join us in congratulating Hon. Olfa Cherif, Hon. Meriem and all Tunisian/MENA MPs + EvalMENA team for making history again in the Parliament of Tunisia by holding a historical session during the EvalMENA General Assembly held last week. Congratulations to the new Tunisian Parliamentary Committee on Evaluation. Please see updates from colleagues on Twitter by searching for the #evalmena5 hastag or by following Marco and Ziad's accounts below.
African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) is a voluntary organization focusing on the promotion of Africa-rooted evaluation theory and practice, including supporting capacity building and learning for evidence-based policy in Africa. AfrEA was founded in 1999 to meet the growing demand for information sharing, advocacy and advanced capacity building in evaluation in Africa. It is an umbrella organization for more than 45 national Monitoring and Evaluation Associations and Networks in Africa. It is a resource for individuals in countries where national bodies do not exist. AfrEA works with the national networks and other key stakeholders, interested partners and institutions on the continent and globally towards the development of a strong African evaluation community and systems. In particular, AFREA acknowledges and appreciates that evaluation being an emerging discipline and that the culture and practice is still weak in much of the continent, the capacities of her VOPEs are at varying levels: many are still weak while, others remain dormant.
In line with this, AfrEA has partnered with USAID in a pilot project aimed at strengthening its capacity and reinvigorating its membership and community through: 1) supporting the management of a professional association management system, and 2) strengthening its VOPEs by implementing peer-to-peer learning exchanges as well as facilitating three learning forums. The USAID institutional support grant will allow AfrEA to strengthen its membership base and reputation as a credible umbrella organization that can advocate on behalf of its constituents and serve as a catalyst for capacity building and other support needed by its members. The expected outcome is vibrant VOPEs increasingly providing evaluation support services to their members and engaged in national evaluation debates and policy formulations.
How to Apply
Interested VOPEs should submit an expression of interest indicating their suitability for
selection to the following emails addresses: email@example.com with cc to
firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25, 2016
Click here to learn more.
L’Association Africaine d’évaluation (AfrEA) est une organisation bénévole qui se focalise sur la promotion de la théorie et pratique de l'évaluation de souche africaine, notamment en appuyant le renforcement des capacités et l'apprentissage de la politique basée sur les évidences en Afrique. AfrEA a été fondée en 1999 pour répondre à la demande croissante concernant le partage de l'information, la sensibilisation et le renforcement des capacités de pointe en matière d'évaluation en Afrique. Il s’agit d’une organisation faitière qui compte plus de 45 associations et réseaux nationaux de suivi et évaluation en Afrique. AfrEA constitue une source d’information pour les personnes ressortissant des pays où il n’existe pas encore des associations nationales (en suivi et évaluation). AfrEA travaille avec les réseaux nationaux et d'autres intervenants clés, ainsi que les partenaires et les institutions intéressés sur le continent et dans le monde, oeuvrant pour le développement d'une communauté d'évaluation africaine forte et des systèmes d’évaluation renforcés. En particulier, AFREA reconnaît et apprécie que l'évaluation est encore une discipline émergente dont la culture et la pratique sont encore faibles dans une grande partie du continent, les capacités des VOPEs sont à différents niveaux de développement : beaucoup sont encore faibles tandis que d'autres sont en sommeil (inactives).
Dans ce cadre, AfrEA a établi un partenariat avec USAID dans le cadre d’un projet pilote visant à renforcer ses capacités et de revigorer ses membres ainsi que la communauté des professionnels à travers: 1) l’appui à un système de gestion professionnelle de d’une association ; et 2) le renforcement des VOPEs en mettant en oeuvre échanges d’apprentissage par les pairs à travers ainsi que faciliter trois forums d'apprentissage. L'appui institutionnel de l’USAID permettra à AfrEA de renforcer sa base constituée par les membres ainsi que renforcer sa réputation en tant qu'une organisation faîtière crédible qui peut défendre les intérêts de ses électeurs et de servir de catalyseur pour le renforcement des capacités et répondre à d'autres appuis nécessaires aux membres. Le résultat attendu est d’avoir des VOPEs dynamiques offrant de plus en plus des services de soutien de l'évaluation à leurs membres et engagées dans des débats nationaux d'évaluation et à la formulation des politiques.
Comment postuler ?
Les VOPES intéressées devront soumettre leurs expressions d’intérêt en indiquant leur aptitude pour la
sélection aux adresses e-mails suivantes : email@example.com avec cc à firstname.lastname@example.org au plus
tard le 25 mai, 2016 ;
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Call for Expression of Interest
Final Independent Evaluation
PROJECT ON INCREASING WORKPLANCE COMPLIANCE
THROUGH LABOUR INSPECTION, VIETNAM
Application deadline: 19 May 2016
Type of contract: External collaboration contract
Post level: International consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in English
Expected duration: Approximately 23 working days
(evaluation mission in expected to be between June 6-17,
2016 to Thailand and Vietnam)
ILO is urgently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct an independent final evaluation of its Project entitled “Increasing Workplace Compliance through Labour Inspection in Vietnam”. Please click here to view the call for expressions of interest.
The theme of this year's conference is "SDGs: Making a Difference Through Evaluation". The focus of the conference is on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how evaluation can make a difference for the success of the SDGs. The Conference will look at how evaluation and its strategic utilization can make a difference to support the SDGs.
Please visit our dedicated Conference website for more details at: http://asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016
We are now calling for Expressions of Interest to submit paper, workshop, and/or poster proposals from potential presenters. The Call for Papers and the guidelines for the presentation submissions are available at: http://asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016/images/Call_for_Papers_Guidelines_V3.1.pdf
If you would like to make a paper presentation and/or conduct a workshop during the above Conference, please review the guidelines on the Conference page and ensure that your proposals reach the Conference Secretariat no later than 31 May, 2016. We particularly welcome paper presentations on interesting experiences, case studies, and lessons learnt on the relationship between evaluation and the SDGs. If you have any new approaches and/or tools on how to position evaluation to support the SDGs, they would be of special interest to the Conference Papers Committee.
Please ensure all abstracts for your proposals are received by the Secretariat no later than 31 May, 2016. All submissions should preferably be done online through the Conference website at: http://asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016
Funding Support: We apologize that APEA has no available funding to provide bursaries and/or subsidies for paper/workshop presenters. Should any funds become available, we will make it known through the Conference website. Do visit our conference website above regularly for the latest news and updates.
We look forward to your participation in the Conference in Hanoi in November, 2016 and certainly to your valuable contributions to the Conference. We would also appreciate it very much if you could kindly circulate the Conference information and Call for Papers to your circles/networks.
EVALSDG Network' first briefing note "Evaluation: a crucial ingredient for SDG success" is now published. It can be viewed here http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/17357IIED.pdf. Thanks to Thomas Schwandt, Zenda Ofir, Dorothy Lucks, Kassem El-Saddick and Stefano D’Errico for preparing this valuable product for the evaluation community.
EVALSDG is a network of interested and skilled policy makers, institutions and practitioners who advocate for the evaluability of the performance indicators of the new SDGs and support processes to integrate evaluation into national and global review systems.
EVALSDG members work to support the evaluation community to be prepared for evaluating initiatives towards better outcomes for the SDGs and ultimately, the "World We Want".
Enjoy reading the briefing note.
FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified and experienced individuals to conduct the quality assurance of the evaluation work and deliverables for the evaluation of the CFS Reform.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009, CFS went through an extensive reform process to enable it to more fully play its role in the area of food security and nutrition.
The CFS Reform envisioned that "CFS constitutes the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for a broad range of stakeholders to work together in a coordinated manner towards the elimination of hunger and ensuring food security and nutrition for all human beings".
For more information about the position and its requirements, please refer to the following link: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/Consultancy-Template%20Plain_QA%20Advisor.pdf
Interested candidates should send their CV to Opportunities-Eval@fao.org clearly indicating “Quality Assurance Advisor for the Evaluation of the CFS Reform” in the subject line, by 6 May 2016.
In 2016, a range of evaluation activities are anticipated at both the corporate (Evaluation Office) and decentralized (country office) levels. These evaluations will demonstrate accountability to stakeholders, support evidence-based decision-making and contribute important lessons learned to a range of key UNFPA programme areas.
Corporate evaluations require proposed evaluation teams to include expertise in conducting complex evaluations, and should include evaluators and thematic experts in the relevant programmatic areas. The working language for corporate evaluations is English.
For programme-level evaluations, experience in the relevant region and with conducting evaluations for the UN system is preferred. The proposed evaluation team should ensure expertise in all relevant programmatic areas. Relevant language skills to the country context should also be indicated.
For all evaluations, a team leader should be identified who is an evaluator with extensive experience in leading similar complex evaluations.
For more information, please visit the UN Global Marketplace entry at https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/44657
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is hosting the 2016 International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA, 19 – 23 September), in Melbourne, Australia.
The aim of the School is to raise the international profile of RIA and connect practitioners and organisations from around the world to learn how to effectively measure the success of investment in research and innovation. The program offers foundational knowledge and practical application of RIA and draws upon the experience and expertise of world leading practitioners in this field.
In addition to the School content, other side events will be embedded in the program which will table for discussion the significant challenges in achieving effective RIA. Leaders from industry, the research sector, and government will be invited to face some tough questions on specifically Australia’s poor performance in terms of:
• research-business collaboration
• researchers working in business
• industry-linked research training
• measuring and reporting research impacts for universities and publically funded research agencies.
A focus of the side events will be on what industry, research organisations and government can each do to improve performance in these areas, and to increase research-led innovation for Australia, as well as widen the opportunity for the School delegates to think about how they can actively apply the suggested solutions within their organisations around the world.
The latest issue of the EvalPartners Newsletter is now available!
Click here to view the March 2016 newsletter.